Adding IDE card to SATA motherboard
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Oct 15 14:02:05 UTC 2007
> ports, and I've got too much IDE hardware to junk it and buy SATA. How
> well do PCI cards that add IDE ports work? Any known gotchas? Does the
So long as they are supported they just work. Most are. Your choice does
drop dramatically if you have no PCI slots just newer stuff however.
> OS see them as different from the M/B's IDE ports? Specifically, I
> need to run two DVD burners and two 400 GB hard drives, all IDE, on a
> motherboard with one IDE controller and one SATA controller. Should
> the hard drives be on the M/B, and the burners (rarely used) on the
> card, or vice versa?
On a PCI bus system put the most important devices on motherboard ports
as they are usually on a much faster bus. With newer busses its much less
of an issue.
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